As for today's candidates, Baird has two programs. To attract young college grads with about five years of sales experience in other industries who want to pursue a career as a financial advisor, there is the Professional Development Program. Most of its grads go on to join a Baird team or form a mentor relationship with a senior advisor or branch manager. The program averages about 20 to 25 people a year; Schroeder's aiming for 35 to 40 in 2013.
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